Housing, Shelter

TRANSITION PROJECTS

From homelessness to housing

aka Transition Projects

Portland, OR

Mission

Transition Projects provides individuals with the services, resources and tools they need to end their homelessness, secure housing, and maintain that housing.

Ruling Year

1972

Executive Director

George Devendorf

Main Address

665 NW Hoyt Street, ATTN: Development

Portland, OR 97209 USA

Formerly Known As

Burnside Projects

Keywords

homeless, housing, shelter

EIN

93-0591582

 Number

0606218600

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Expense Reduction Support, Rent Assistance (L82)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

We believe that housing is a human right; everyone should have access to shelter, food, and safety; people are experts in their own lives and best able to determine their needs; homelessness and the systems driving homelessness create deep personal and collective trauma; and to end homelessness, the community will need to address its drivers, including economic inequality, institutional racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Transition Projects (Various Programs)

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of applications for housing received from targeted population

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people

Related program

Transition Projects (Various Programs)

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of homebuyers/tenants with low incomes receiving housing subsidies as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people

Related program

Transition Projects (Various Programs)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of families assisted with rent or mortgage to avoid eviction

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Transition Projects (Various Programs)

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Transition Projects (Various Programs)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

This number refers to the number of people working with case managers within our housing programs.

Number of people using homeless shelters per week

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people

Related program

Transition Projects (Various Programs)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

This is a de-duplicated count of the number of participants using our shelters in a week on average. This number fluctuates throughout the year as we add seasonal shelters or open new facilities.

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Transition Projects (Various Programs)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We seek to build a just community in which everyone has access to a safe, affordable home.

To do this, we will welcome all, as they are; balance patience and persistence; improve continually; collaborate willingly; act transparently; adapt creatively and problem-solve; and work relentlessly to counter inequities.

With five decades of experience providing shelter, housing and supportive services for very low-income people, we are recognized across the region for our work with veterans, women, people with disabilities, and other highly vulnerable groups. Founded in 1969, we operate out of 11 Metro-area locations, enabling our team of over 300 employees to assist more than 10,000 people each year through programs designed to help people survive the streets, find housing, and retain their housing.

We measure success in two main ways, through the quarterly tracking of quantitative metrics for each of our programs (available for public viewing on our website), and through the quarterly tracking of qualitative feedback about program successes/challenges from clients, staff, and other community stakeholders. We know we are making progress when our clients can efficiently and reliably achieve equitable housing and wellness outcomes that have a permanent or life-changing effect.

In 2018 alone, more than 1,000 formerly homeless people found safe, affordable housing in the four-county area with our agency’s support. We are also the largest provider of publicly-funded shelter services in Oregon. On any given night, we shelter more than 800 people, including women, men and couples. Finally, through our Resource Center, we serve nearly 500 unique individuals daily, 365 days-a-year, with services ranging from hygiene and medical support to shelter and housing assistance. Over half a century the agency, started by a handful of volunteers, has grown to its current team of over 300 employees and 800 volunteers who serve over 10,000 people each year. We remain driven in our mission to help people experiencing homelessness transition to housing.

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Financials

TRANSITION PROJECTS

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable